Causal Attribution Theory and the Female Athlete: What Conclusions Can We Draw?

in Journal of Sport and Exercise Psychology
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  • 1 Florida International University
  • | 2 Georgia Southern University
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Causal attribution theory research has recently been applied to the female athlete. Early causal attribution research was influenced by Horner's (1968) original hypothesis about a fear of success personality trait that women generally possess. The purpose of this paper is to critique such research noting variables and issues which may have an impact on research and its interpretation when applied to the female athlete.

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